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Sock-A-Long: Knitting the Foot is Like Freaking Boring
I’m not going to lie to you. I won’t try to inject any false enthusiasm into this post. You are a grown-up who plays with yarn and I think you can handle the naked truth.
Knitting the foot of a sock is freaking boring. By the time you have knitted the leg, the heel flap, and turned the heel, all the magic is gone. You know what you are doing, you don’t need to check the pattern anymore, and you just want your socks to be freaking done already.
That’s where I am in my knitting of these Cirque Socks (free pattern by The Sexy Knitter and you can grab your copy right here). For here on out its just a round followed by another round followed by 4,593 more rounds. I’m just slogging my way through to the toe and there is really only one thing motivating me to keep at going: the weather really sucks and its only going to get worse.
Here in Austin winter finally found us. It found the rest of North America too and I’m perfectly aware of that. Most of North America is getting far more, far suckier weather than Austin and I’m perfectly aware of that too. There is snow on the ground in Chicago. There is snow on the ground in Hawaii for Heaven’s sake. And no, there is no snow on the ground in Austin just rain and wind and yucky dark days.
Doesn’t matter. I don’t do well in the cold. Why do you think I have all this knitting? Let me tell ya, without all my warm woolies this would be me:
So I’m motivated. You did see in my local weather forecast that I have a night coming up which will be below freezing right? I’m very motivated. I’ll be over here knitting these pretty but now quite boring socks as fast as I can.
For those of you who live in places where below freezing and snow happens all the time I want to say:
a) stay warm and stay safe
b) are you crazy? You do know that there is plenty of room down here in Texas don’t you?
c) stay inside and play with yarn. Watch Netflix and drink lots of coffee.